The History Channel is to launch in Iceland this Sunday (April 1). It will make its debut on the Skjarinn ADSL platform and cable system as part of the Scandinavian service that launched on February 1 this year. In Iceland the channel will broadcast in English.
“We have been anticipating the launch of The History Channel in Iceland for a while now as the channel has developed a strong global reputation,” said Fridrik Fridriksson, director of business development at Skjarinn. “We are pleased with the introduction of The History Channel in Iceland and see it as a valuable addition to our channel line up where documentaries are very important to our customers.”
The Scandinavian venture is part of The History Channel UK, a joint venture between BSkyB and AETN, which runs The History Channel in the United States.
The History Channel will also launch on Flemish MSO Telenet, on May 1. The channel will replace Adventure One that was scrapped from the digital roster at the beginning of March.